Nutella is good on toast, with ice cream, or eaten by the spoonful while gently sobbing. But as it turns out, add a dash of potassium permanganate and a little heat, and you have yourself a good little fire.

The mixture of potassium permanganate and Nutella (about 1:4) gives a sticky, slow-burning reaction that would make for a genuinely useful firestarter. It’s the same reaction as the more classic potassium permanganate and icing sugar, only slower.

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Before you cry foul about who would be carrying these things while camping: potassium permanganate can also serve as a disinfectant and sterilization tool, while Nutella is delicious, not to mention great for unexpected emergencies.

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